Speeches & Writings

Selected Speeches, Interviews and Messages

Remarks at a Town Hall Forum, November 23, 2015

Remarks at Ivy Day, May 16, 2015

Remarks at a Campus Gathering Following the Ferguson Ruling, November 25, 2014

Remarks at Opening Convocation, September 3, 2014

On Saving—and Savoring—the World: Remarks at Ivy Day, May 17, 2014

Remarks to the Senior Class at Baccalaureate, May 15, 2014

NPR, May 14, 2014: As More Speakers Get The Boot, Who’s Left To Send Off Graduates?

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 1, 2014: Once a First-Generation Student, Now a College President

Statement on American Studies Association Resolution, December 24, 2013

Remarks to the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce “Incite Leadership” Breakfast, December 17, 2013

Inaugural Address: “Busy Being Born,” October 19, 2013

Remarks at Opening Convocation, September 2, 2013

Welcome Panel for New Students and Families, August 28, 2013

Address to Alumnae, August 20, 2013

Address to the Graduating Class of the School for Social Work, August 16, 2013

A Video Greeting to the Smith Community, July 1, 2013

Welcome Message to the Smith Community, January 25, 2013

Selected Writings and Columns

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2015: Great Stories Live in Museums

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2015: Power of Gratitude

The Boston Globe, May 6, 2015: Time to Rethink Our Social Construct of Motherhood

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2015: Building Business Leaders

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Winter 2014: Beyond the Playing Field

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2014: Challenging the Ideological Echo Chamber

CNN.com, September 4, 2014: Is Free Speech At Risk at Our Universities?

The New York Times, September 1, 2014: Letter to the Editor

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2014: Hearing All Voices

The New York Times, May 4, 2014: Letter to the Editor

CNN.com, March 24, 2014: Happy 80th, Gloria Steinem

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Spring 2014: Hope for an Equal Chance

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Fall 2013: A Community Unlike Any Other

LeanIn.Org, August 25, 2013: Smith President to Female Freshmen: Don’t Lean Back

The New York Times, August 6, 2013: Letter to the Editor

CNN.com, March 15, 2013: It's "Working Parents," Not Just Mothers